Ernest E. Just Symposium

Ernest Just Portrait 

Hosted by the College of Graduate Studies each February, this event celebrates the life of the noted African-American biologist with a day devoted to providing information to undergraduate students about opportunities in all of the colleges at MUSC. Morning keynote talks focus on the life and history of Ernest E Just and have student speakers who talk about their research projects. In the afternoon, visiting students meet with admissions professionals and current students to learn more about their college of interest and have campus tours.

Ernest Everett Just Symposium 2022  

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Schedule of Events

Featured Speakers:


Thursday, February 24, 2022
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Lora Cooper

Laura Hooper, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Immunology

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

“Bacteria Keep the Clock Ticking: Metabolism, Microbiome, and Circadian Clock"

Friday, February 25th
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Titus Reaves, PhD

Titus A. Reaves, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Cell Biology & Anatomy

Director of the Ernest E. Just Symposium

Medical University of South Carolina

 Lisa Saladin

Lisa K. Saladin, PT, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Medical University Of South Carolina

Photo of Dean Raymond DuBois

Raymond Dubois, M.D., Ph.D.

Dean, College of Medicine

Distinguished University Professor

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Medical University of South Carolina

Dean Paula Traktman, PhD

Paula Traktman, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Hirschmann Endowed Professor
Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Medical University of South Carolina

Eric Meissner

Eric Meissner, Ph.D., M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Division of Infectious Disease

Medical University of South Carolina

“COVID-19: Using Old and New Tools to Combat an Age-Old Threat”

Adam Green

Adam Green, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of American History

The University of Chicago

“Dreams Deferred? Lessons from the Life and Work of Ernest Everett Just”

kareem heslop

Kareem Heslop

PhD Candidate

Medical University of South Carolina

“VDAC Regulation of mitochondrial bioenergetics in Cancer”

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"Funding for this conference was made possible (or in part) by SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program under award number (NSF Award # OIA-1655740 and SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program number 19-SA08). The views and perspectives expressed in conference materials, publications, speakers, or moderators do not necessarily reflect those of the SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program or infer endorsement by the SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program."

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